James Taylor, Crosby & Nash at the DNC

James Taylor, David Crosby and Graham Nash performed at the Democratic National Convention in Denver, Colorado, last night. Crosby & Nash sang “Teach Your Children,” “Deja Vu,” and “This Is My Country,” and were joined by James and others for “This Land Is Your Land”. Ani DiFranco performed as well. Denver Mayor John Hickenlooper, Colorado Gov. Bill Ritter and environmental activist Robert F. Kennedy Jr. all spoke at the event. e-town, the host of the event, has a Twitter page of quick observations from the night. The Boston Herald has an interview with James from last night. The Washington Times has a quick article on the show. Backbeat Online has an extensive review of the show, which details the set list. Elephant Journal has pictures. Graham Nash talks with Rocky Mountain News about the event. The same site reports that director Barry Levinson had a film crew taping last night for a documentary.

James Taylor also performed Monday night for a tribute to Senate House Speaker Nancy Pelosi of California. Tony Bennett, who headlined the event, also performed, as well as John Legend. James performed “You’ve Got A Friend”, and sang with Tony for “Put On A Happy Face” from Bennett’s recent duets album. Tavis Smiley and Valerie Harper were also spotted in attendance. Charlie Rangel served as emcee. NewsTrackInda.com of all sources has an article. CitizenSugar.com has an article, as well as pictures and about a minute of “You’ve Got A Friend” from a camera phone recording.

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Corey Blake does things on the Internet, and sometimes even in real life. As a comic book pundit, advocate and educator, he regularly contributes to the Comic Book Resources blog Robot 6. He also advises for the award-winning documentary and comics advocacy movement Dig Comics, and is a member of the Part-Time Fanboy podcast. He ran the web-magazine The Comics Observer, which provides a variety of perspectives on the comic book art form and industry. As a comedic performer/actor, Corey is a founding member of the improv comedy group The You Convention, a house team at The Improv Space, and the independent improv troupe T.M.A. (The Meaningless Acronyms). Every year he performs a variety of characters as part of the popular Halloween show Drama After Dark: A Night of the Macabre with Poe and Gorey at the botanical gardens of The Huntington Library. He was a member of The Magic Meathands, which performed fully improvised shows for all kinds of audiences, including homeless shelters and other community outreach centers. He also has a history with writing and performing sketch comedy, notably with the Los Angeles branch of The 3rd Floor and as a founding member of Foe Pa. Corey has been seen in online web-series such as The Jeff Lewis 5-Minute Comedy Hour (Best Web Comedy-Episodic, Clicker.com), The Starmind Record (Best Direction and Editing, LA Web Series), Poopdog Entertainment’s Mayer for Mayor (Funny or Die featured video), and Chatroom of Solitude on Stan Lee’s World of Heroes YouTube channel. His on-camera performances have also included short films Tough Love (Official Selection, Festival de Cannes’ Short Film Corner) and Hattie Needs Rehab (Excellence in Performance, Extreme Filmmaker 48 Hour Film Festival), the feature film Chasing Happiness, and the pilot for the children’s show “Imagination Station”. Corey Blake also has experience behind the camera. He has written comedy sketches, and directed and produced videos for the Magic Meathands Originals sketch web-series, as well as sketches for Foe Pa and The 3rd Floor: LA. He co-wrote and co-produced the feature length musical comedy Mission: Improbable. Additionally, he helped produce the award-winning documentary Dig Comics (Best Documentary, Comic-Con Int’l: Independent Film Festival; Official Selection, Festival de Cannes’ Short Film Corner) and a demo trailer for the charitable organization Voices From Chornobyl. He’s also crazy about kitties, which means the internet is a very happy place for him. See http://www.coreyblake.com for more.
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One Response to James Taylor, Crosby & Nash at the DNC

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